Disclosure Seems Like a Simple Word, It’s Not a Simple Thing To Do

Disclosure Seems Like a Simple Word, It’s Not a Simple Thing To Do

Ah, the art of disclosure. Actually coming forward and telling someone about the childhood abuse you experienced. Seems like it should be so simple. Something bad is happening, or did happen so tell someone about it. If only…. It’s not that simple, and we all know that. I recently saw someone sharing an article from…

There Are Lots of People “Not Like You” and That’s Fine
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There Are Lots of People “Not Like You” and That’s Fine

I was reading an article recently written by college professor Rupert W Nacoste Ph.D. on Psychology Today’s website. In it, he talks about a student who suggested he include mental health conditions as an example of neo-diversity. It’s an interesting article, on a couple of levels. First, the reality of how much we can negatively…

Quick Thought Number 8 – An Example of Stigma and When We Can’t Be Open

Quick Thought Number 8 – An Example of Stigma and When We Can’t Be Open

As much progress as we’ve made in society when it comes to abuse and mental health stigma, it seems like there will always be a story like this one around to remind us why it’s not always going to be safe for people to be open about their mental health struggles. Red Flags for Applicants…

ACE Awareness – Good, Bad, Both?
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ACE Awareness – Good, Bad, Both?

If you’re not familiar with the now somewhat famous ACE studies, what we are talking about here are studies that seemed to show that the more Adverse Childhood Experiences you had, the more likely it is that you will deal with bad outcomes in adulthood. The original studies got a lot of media attention, deservedly,…